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ding new and interesting particulars of very in a few weeks, in royal and demy the present condition of the various octavo. European settlements on that coast of Mr Cumberland's interesting Me. South America.

moirs are about to appear in a cheaper Kotzebue's Novelties will appear and more portable form. within the first half of the month. This There is at present printing at Edindistinguished writer has for a consi. burgh, an Account of a Tour through derable time resided at Berlin, and has the Orkney and Shetland Islands, by there published a periodical paper, part- Mr Neill, Secretary to the Natural ly literary and partly political, calculat- History Society of Edinburgh. The ed to infuse into the Germans some de- author, after describing the objects of gree of public spirit, by which the en- natural history which occurred in his croachments of France inight be resisted. progress, treats fully of the staię of agriTae shower of stones, however, to culture and the fisheries in those much which he alluded in the preface to his neglected and interesting islands. The French travels, has reached him in the Tour is to be followed by a Mineralo. Prussian capital; and he has been forced gical Survey of Shetland, from the pen to fly with his family to Riga, where he of Dr Traill of Liverpool, who lately will, we hope, not be again overtaken visited those northern islands. by the French volcano.

The Rev. David Bogue, of Gosport, The Life of Washington, drawn up and the Rev. James Bennet of Rum. from his own papers by the Chief Jus.' sey, are preparing a History of the Dis. tice of the United States, will be como senters from the Revolution, to be com'pleted early in the month by the public prized in four volumes. cation of the fifth and last volume. A Lord Lansdowne's manuscripts,which variety of plans of battles, sieges, and are speedily to be sold by public aucother military operations, drawn by the tion, form one of the richest collections General himself, or under his immediate of original state-papers which have direction, will be given with this last ever been possessed by an individual.volume; combining, with the other A large portion of them were Lord Burfeatures of the work, to render it the leigh's; from whose secretary, till they most perfect, as well as the most im. came into the hands of Lord Shelburne, portant piece of historical biography their descent may be regularly traced: extant in any language.

Among other curiosities, they contain a Mr Pratt is about to present the pub. great many royal letters, mostis, if not lic with an edition of his poem on all, originals. “ Sympathy," in an elegant pocket vo. The Emperor Alexander has sup. lume, ornamented with original engrav. pressed the Imperial Seminary for the ings from designs of the most eminent reception of young ladies, founded by masters. It is intended to be accompa. the Empress Elizabeth on the same monied by a new-modelled edition of his del as the convent of St Cyr in France. “ Cottage Pictures," embellished like. In the preamble of his edict, he dewise with interesting sketches.

clares that those funds may be used to Mr Frend's Evening Amusements greater advantage of applied to the edu. will make their appearance early in De- cation of those youths who are intended cember, on the same plan as those of the to serve their country ; and that the preceding years.

education of a female, being limited A Dissertation on the Hebrew Roots, to domestic management, she will learn pointing out their general infuence on it sooner in her father's house, than in all known languages, an ingenious work, a sumptuous establishment, where it is left in readiness for the press by the late vainly attempted to teach the sciences, Nir Pirie, of Newburgh, will be pub- the knowledge of which Nature forbids lished in a few days.

them. The second volume of Oriental Cus. Colonel Skioeljebrand, the master of toms, by the Rev. S. Burder, of St the Italian named Acerbi, 'has lately Albans, is finished, and will be published published an Account of their Journey immediately. A new edition of the to the North Cape, in one volume svo. former volume will be ready for deli. This work does not contain the same

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details as that of Acerbi, but is consi- fure to be printed there in English. dered as being entitled to more credit. It will contain a catalogue of all the

Von Mechel is occupied, in company books published in Great Britain, and with Messrs Humboldt, and De Buch reviews at large of every work deserv. the travellers, Tralles, the mathemati- ing notice, (party politics excepted,) an, and Bode the astronomer, in prepa. together with the proceedings of learn. ring a grand work for publication. It ed societies; the progress of the fine is to be a copper-plate, which will ex. arts; theatrical productions; patents hibit a general picture of 150 of the før new discoveries; biographical me. highest mountains on the globe, with an moirs of remarkable persons deceased ; exact measurement of their several reports on the state of agriculture, com', heights above the level of the sea.- merce, &c. &c. reprinted chiefly from Mr Riddel is doing the same thing the Monthly Magazine. Such a pubin England from his own original mate lication has, we learn, been long wished rials,

for in France, where the readers of M. Fischer, of Vienna, has discovered English authors bave increased ten

new process to whiten straw. He fold within these few years; and where, dresses it in muriatic acid, saturated we are also enabled to state, that, in with potash. The straw thus prepared spite of political differences, the Engnever turns yellow; is of a most shin- lish nation and character are respected ing white, and acquires great flexibility, by all ranks more than they ever were.

The Easter catalogue at Leipsic con. Dr Hager has been appointed Protained 3,077 articles, among which there fessor of the Oriental Languages in the were 257 of divinity; 231 of jurispru- University of Pavia, the first school of dence, including political economy; 66 learning in Italy. of philosophy; 177 on education ; 59 The Grand Signior's press, established on natural history; 88 on mathematics; at Scutari, has produced the following and 77 on geography and relations of works :---1. A Commentary on a book travels. The last Michaelmas fair was called " The Revelation of Mysteries," less abundant: the catalogue did not 267 pages, in small 410.-2. A Com. exceed 644 articles. The works con- mentary on the Book of the Hundred tained in the Michaelmas catalogue are, Regents, 88 pages, small 4t0.-3. An Morality, 31; education, 79, Belles Let- Arabic Grammar, from Yrub Awamel, třes, 29; The Fine Arts, 15; An- 118 pages, in small 4to. The Books of cient and Modern Languages, 58; Di., Euclid, in the Arabic language, with vinity and Sermons, 88; Law, 55; the Commentaries of Bonnyscastle. Physic and Surgery, &c. 93; Mathe- A printing press, with Bengal and matics, 30; Natural History, &c. 45; Nagree characters, has been recently Rural Economy, &c. 49; Economy, established at Calcutta, for the purpose Useful Arts, &c. 50; Commerce, il; of printing Sanscrit books. Sir George Political Economy, 21; History, 31; Colebrooke, we understand, has a copy Biography, 19; Literary History, 8; of Pilpay's fables in Sanscrit. His song Geography and Topography, 28; Tra. J. Colebrooke, Esq, (author of Essays vels, 16; Statistics, 5; Novels, &c. on the Husbandry and Internal com63; Almanacks, 61; Genealogy and merce of Bengal, and who has lately Chronology, 2.

been appointed President of the Asiatic Portalis, the minister for public wor- Society) has just published the first vol. ship, is sending missionaries to China, of a Sanscrit Grammar, which has not yet and tbey are to set off this year, accom- arrived in this country. In a short time panied by a skilful astronomer.

the, best Sanscrit books will be found We congratulate our country on the printed in our universities, with dicascendency of English literature at Pa. tionaries and grammars of that language. ris, and on the commencement of a A vinth volume of Transactions of Monthly Repertory of English Litera- the Asiatic Society is in the press.

POETRY.

934

Poetry

TO THE NIGHTINGALE.

By Mr G. Dyer. SWEET songstress, that, unseen, un

known, Dost strain thy little heaving breast, Why dost thou wander still alone,

Wakeful, while other songsters rest? Ost have I linger'd in the grove,

Charm'd with thy soothing, melting

song : It told, or seem'd to tell of Love, Nor was the night, though darksome,

long. Yet, oh! sweet bird, why shun the light?

Why warble still the lonesome lay? Those notes, that smooth the brow of

night, Might 'wake the genial smile of day. Thus have I cried, but cried in vain :

And still the songstress of the grove Warbled her unambitious strain,

As though her only care was Love. But though she shun'd my wistful sight,

So softly, sweetly would she sing, I deem her not the bird of night,

But hail the poet

As dew-drop, Peggy's eye is bright,

Your Peggy's cheek as lily fair, Her feet, as hare's, move soft and light, Her 'voice, like blackbird's, loud and

clear. And she can soften every heart, When fond she sings her“ Highland

laddie;" So quickly, dame, must I depart, And keep my heart still tight and

steady:

But, dame, &c.
But, when on ocean's restless bed

The ship rolls rocking to the wind, When shores, and cliffs, and hills are fled,

Thy kindness will I call to mind. When dowie droops my head with grief,

And from my eye-lid steals a tear, In grateful thoughts I'll find relief,

And Peggy's song my heart shall cheer. But, dame, you view a sailor brave, And now he hastes to plough the wave.

) to art.

the spring

SONG.
On a visit to the Village of Largs.

AIR.-Captain O'Kean.
YES, green are thy hills, and thy vallies

are smiling, And wild are thy rocks that recline o'er

the sea : These once were thy beauties, sweet Largs,

so beguiling, But gone are those charms for ever to

THE SAILOR,

nie,

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For, O! the sweet flower that arose in the

morning, And open'd its blossoms so pure to the

day, On the banks of the Clyde that sprung so

adorning, In the prime of its beauty has faded

away Q! sweet was that face, and mild its ex.

pression, As a lamb on the lea, in the evening And kind was that heart, and soft its im

pression, So soft as the moonlight that sleeps on

the stream. And the flow of those spirits was gay and

delighting, That arose from the innocent glow of the heart ;

And

Yon dainty palace* charms my eye,

And Avon's waters sweetly glide, Fair Bircleugh's flowery terrace nigh,

Hast’ning to meet the bonny Clyde: Ah! pleasing scene !-in rapt'rous mood,

How near thy braes I still could stray! How range yon deep romantic wood, And talk of love the live-long day.

But, dame, &c.

beam;

* The Duke of Hamilton's, at Hamilton.

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And those manners were affable, open, And here, be not alone, thy bliss forbidinviting,

den, The offspring of kindness, the strangers

But shew

my

cares a sweet repose in heaEdinburgh.

Catherine T.
But Consumption's pale hand, with a touch
cold and pining,

VERSES
Has wasted those charms on a strange dis-
tant shore ;

From a Gentleman to a Young Lady, who
The lily was wither’d, -and wan, and de.

wrote an Elegy on the death of bis Son.. clining, It bow'd its sweet head, and never rose KIND, youthful friend, sweet blooming

maid!

Whose soul pathetic pours
Then, though green are thy hills, and thy The plaintive verse to sooth our pain
vallies though smiling,

In sorrow's bitter hours.
And romantic thy rocks that recline o'er

May fell disease, with breath malign, These beauties, gay village, to others be- Ne'er blast thy form divine, guiling,

But health thy guardian angel prove,
Can only be tasted with sadness by me. And blessings round thee twine.

A SUBSCRIBER.

Long may thy pencil's art pourtray

Each interesting scent;
SONNET TO NIGHT.

The mountain forest's wild array,
SACRED to contemplation, welcome The gay enamelld plain.
Night,

And eke thy tuneful fingers touch
I hail thy secret shade, and sober scene,

From Music's chords that flow,
As often, by the planet's dubious light,

Elicit dulcet tones, to charm
I linger near the river's bed serene :

Your Friends, and cheer their woe.
Or view from yonder hollow rifted oak,

Minerva's favorite, take her lonely flight, And may you still despise the wretch
She shuns the busy city's noise, and smoke, Whose rigid nerves ne'er feel
And cautious keeps the coppice in her Another's woemadown whose cheek
sight;

The dew drops never steal;
Then the sweet nightingale, harmonious Likewise the man of iron heart

bird,
Strains her soft throat in warbling out

By harmony unmov'd,
her lay,

Whose haggard eye no pictur'd scene

Hath ever yet approv'd.
Aud there I'll murmur furth my plaints
unheard,

He's prone to whet th' assassin's knife,
Till with the echo too they die away. Or drug the social bowl;
Hail, friendly Night, thy awful, solemn Those deeds of damned, blackest dye,
reign,

Are natives of his soul.
Shall bid my weary soul her wonted
peace regain.
Catherine T.

LONDON А PoEм. .

(Continued from p. 536.) SONNET TO HOPE.

NOW on yon gaudy gew-gaw counter Go, gentle Hope, thou friend to faithful

gaze, love,

Where the robust man-milliner displays
Go, hasten on the lazy-footed hours; His tippets, cloaks, pelisses, lace and lawns,
To fond expectant lovers constant prove, Graceful he bows, and like a spaniel fawns,
And strew their paths with ever-blooni. Hands down his best imperial bombazeens,
ing flowers.

His matchless ginghams, and his peerless
Go, for the traveller, gild the wintry sky, jeans :
To light his footsteps through the dreary How prettily he simpers " Mam,” or
road,

Miss,''
Wipe off the tear of sorrow from his eye, “ Pray condescend to cast an eye on this ;
And shew his shivering limbs a warm “ An article well worthy of inspection,
abode.

“ Just fitting for your ladyship’s comGo, soothe the ocean, when the billows roar, plexion,

Nor ever let the sailor's courage strand, For skill'd is he in every wyle to please Waft him through tempests to his native Each weaker vessel with becoming ease, shore,

Nor better Paris-tutor'd Madamoiselle, And promise all the blessings of the land. Put to her shifts, a prettier tale can tell

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0! Nature, teach me to define the cause, When death's grim messengers these nerves Why thou, capstriding thy establish'd

convulse, laws,

And with unfeeling fangs arrest my pulse; And strangely swerving from thy wonted When my glad soul triumphant wings aplan,

way, Shangau'd the woman with the of And leaves to kindred dust her husk of

clay, Now tune thy lyre, my muse, to solemn If in this vale l've honourably serv'd, base,

My measur'd days and the rich boon de. And stroak thy grave, thy Cameronian

serv'd, face,

Bedew the turf that haps my lowly cell, And all thy fraught of firkin'd fun unship, With genuine grief of those who kuew thee And droop thy wing, and hang thy nether well, lip.

And fan the flowers that o'er my bosom For here's the mansion, sorrow's sable

rise, nest,

With zeph’ry bennisons of unaffected sighs. Where grief is always made a welcome But if the worthless shoals of insect fry, guest;

“ Who eat and drink, and sleep, and wake, Where death's black agents, clad from top

and die,” to toe,

Can kindred claim then garnish my poor In all the sad insignia of woe,

bier, Obey the summons: “ Rig yourselves in Unworthy of a tributary tear, haste,

With nodding plumes, and all the proud 66 Old alderm M.Turtle's breath'd his

parade, “ last."

Of mourners, mutes, and fun'ral caval. Alas, poor man, no doubt a near relation

cade. His worship was, and this black congrega. And when, like one of nature's wasters t, tion

thrown, Of sable gentlemen assembled here, Beneath the richly carv'd sepulchral Bewail a father fond, or uncle dear.

stone, " Why no-the honest alderman was nei- Then let the formal toll of city bell ther

Insult my ling'ring shade with mercenary “ Our cousin, uncle, brother, doating fa- swell. ther,

A few there are who run a nobler race, “ Nor distant relative; but next door neigh. And resolutely fame or glory chace, bour,

Press on toward the mark with steady eye, “ Upright, benevolent, sedate and sober, Th' illusive phantoms beck'ning as they “ Who in fat plenty's larder long was nou- fy; rish'd,

Or shonld they pause, and generously be“ And like a stately Leb'non cedar fou. queath rish'd,

The dever-fading lay, or laurel wreath, “ 'Mongst ortolans and turbot, till the Rous'd with the news, in base born flat. paws

tery comes, “Of giant death padlock'd his civic jaws, With all her bugle horns and kettle drums, 6 And sent him home bag. bursten from Her rankest praises dun the patriot's ears, a gorge

Her glaring varnish slovenly besmears, “ The worthy Magistrate had at the While rankling envy Alings her poison'd George.

darts, “ As for the actors in this mournful farce, And wounds her victim in the tenderest “ These gentlemen attend his worship’s parts; hearse,

Enough to bar che doors of pomp and " And in his much afflicted kindred's stead

state, * Bewail his exit at a geart * the head." And scar mankind from striving to be

thou, who my wild harp harmonious great. strung,

London, 1806.

T. M.C. And taught my heart to feel and tun'd my tongue,

(To be continued.) * This word groat is sometimes used as a † Waster is a name given by the cutlers substitute for “ filthy lucre.”—The Enge of Sheffield to such tools as are throwa lish rub for example,

aside and deemed unsaleable, being deficient « Poor Scot

in quality, or not manufactured in a work“ Sell’d thy king for a groat."

man-like manner,

HIS.

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